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delays. >> a candlelight celebration was held at the national building museum. mr. and mrs. obama joined mr. and mrs. biden. not everything went as planned. >> a truly magnificent michelle obama and the man she hangs out with, my friend president barack obama. >> the president and the first lady eventually did walk out. [laughter] >> and mr. obama addressed the crowd and thanked his supporters. >> make sure you know what we're celebrating -- is not the election or the swearing in of a president. what we're doing is celebrating each other and this incredible nation we call home. >> the president told supporters he'll need them to work hard to accomplish his many goals, among them immigration reform. this photo of kathy laneer addressing officers -- they will be part of the huge number of people keeping the innaguration as safe as possible. traffic has been tough across the district. we've found backups all over town and you'll need to be patient. the chief has said there will be lots of signage and lots of people on hand to helpcluding at our website. and we have some additional changes -
with mitt romney, mr. obama wilson to win in fear of losing. is in overdrive. he is cramming for debates against an opponent he has called ineffective, raising money and a frantic pace to narrow the gap with mr. romney and embracing the do anything it takes of an increasingly contentious campaign. even by the standards of political world, mr. obama's obsession with virtuosity, and proving himself the best, are remarkable. those close to him say, in parentheses, critics call it arrogance. when mr. obama was derided as an insufferable overachiever in an early political race, his friends were infuriated. but even those loyal to mr. obama say that his quest for excellence can lead him to cockiness, and they tends to overestimate his capability, end of quote. so what should one predict about a second term for barack obama, particularly with these qualities of character? he most recently exhibited a combination of moving to the center while preaching was somehow detected as class welfare, targeting the wealthy for more taxes. speaker of the house boehner states that the president backed away f
honoring martin luther king's legacy. president and mrs. obama spruced up and elementary school in northeast d.c. the inaugural committee hosted a service summit on the national mall. people signed up to volunteer to help hundreds of organizations. we invite you to stay with abc 7 news for complete coverage of the inauguration. we have your inauguration guide on wjla.com which includes a full list of road closures. prince george's county, one person hospitalized after a fire at a duplex. flames broke out late sunday on 24th place. the victims suffered cardiac -- a fourth person suffered cardiac arrest. that person's condition is not known. several pets were rescued. no word on what caused the fire. 4:40 is the time. still to come, celebration time for ravens fans. let the celebrations continue. fans packed the streets. hear what the the ravens head coach had to say about taking on his brother, 49ers head coach jim harbaugh. also, fun facts about past inaugurations. we will be right back. >> good morning, washington. i am meteorologist jacqui jeras. 4:43 is the time. an arctic bl
since fdr, mr. obama started his day early, with a prayer service at st. john's church. before departing the white house for the longest motorcades known to man for the rise to the capital. a star-studded affair. where else do you see paul ryan mingling with jay-z and beyonce who belted out the national anthem. >> the ceremony was over there was a stream of pomp and circumstance waiting. >> from signing papers to officially nominate the new cabinet to lunch with congressional leaders. then, of course, the parade. the first family could make the way back to the white house in that grand bulletproof review stand. yet all of that could wait because leaving the west front of the capitol, the president went off script to take in the vista of the national mall. mr. obama seemed to be taking in the moment. overheard saying he would never quite see this view again. as the president is set to sell the agenda in the "state of the union" next month, it is worth noting that gallop is out -- gallup is out with approval rating for the third term and the third worst number since world war ii. only bett
mr. obama be sworn in as the nation's first african-american president. >> hopefully i can get up close and personal with michelle and barack. i know that won't happen, but i'm looking forward to seeing them and congratulating them. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands are expected to subway to the mall for the inauguration. metro will provide 17 consecutive hours of rush hour service, from 4:00 in the morning until 9:00 at night. and they're charging peak rates. >> it's different for me, because i haven't rode them before, but i love it. it's very exciting. >> reporter: metro has sold all of its 100,000 commemorative smart trip cards. there was a rush today to buy the final few. >> i've been to about two different metro stations before getting here and i got them. >> reporter: again, metro is opening its doors at 4:00 in the morning. you are urged to have your smart trip card ready, loaded with money. that way you don't have to wait in line. you can go ahead and get into the subways. they're expected to be packed tomorrow. again, expected to have huge crowds here. many streets are
's. after church, the first family will return to the white house. president and mrs. obama will host a tea for members. the joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies. once that ends, the first family will leave the white house for the drive up to the capt. the president and first family should be announced and seated on the platform a little after 11:00 with the public oath then being taken at 11:55 followed by the inaugural address. -- for the drive up to the capitol. >> after all the morning pomp and circumstance, the president, vice president and their riffs will attend the inaugural luncheon at the u.s. capitol's national statuary hall. steamed lobster with new england clam chowder sauce. hudson valley apple pie. members of congress, supreme court justices, cabinet members and other invited officials will also attend the lunch. >> another big story, the super bowl is set. tucker barnes, listen up. some people are already calling it the harbowl because this is the first time the two teams will be led by the harbaughs, brothers. tom brady put new england up by three with a on
put our shoulders to the wheel of history it moves. it moves. >> reporter: tomorrow mr. obama will be sworn in during a public ceremony. he'll give his inaugural speech then take part in a parade and series of inaugural parties and balls. here's a live look at the white house tonight. tori campbell has more on how mr. obama won a spot in history. >> that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the president is officially in his second term now. he was sworn in in the blue room of the white house with chief justice john roberts doing the honor. and you can bet that chief roberts said the words carefully. four years ago he said the oath wrong. so president obama is the first to have been sworn four times. this morning, joe biden was sworn in by sotomayor. then there was the wreath laying ceremony. and the first couple also attended the episcopal church for martin luther king celebration. >> reporter: when a president and vice president are sworn in it's only for a four year term so if they're reelected they needed to be sworn in for a
? >> reporter: hi there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behind me, you can see over here the presidential limousine, the beast. once this service is over and we are told that it will be short and sweet, the beast is standing ready to whisk president obama and mrs. obama off to the capitol. >> brianna, thank you. let's go to jessica yellin. jessica, i understand you're learning some details about what the president will say. >> reporter: one insider insisted to me, wolf, that there is no challenge to be met today, no political test, but president obama considers this speech deeply meaningful, an important opportunity, a chance to reset the political conversation, and aides concede to me, it's no easy task. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> reporter: a second inaugural, a second chance for president barack obama. he used his first address to issue a grim warning about th
of folks at home saying mr. obama is throwing himself a big party while they are still struggling financially. they will address the intractable gridlock in this town. >> he will make that point very strongly that people here in washington need to see common ground. he will talk about the american people they are not engaging these debates in washington progress and change won't happen. >> aids say while we can expect more broadly on battles to come such as gun control and immigration reform this won't be the detailed policy speech we will get with the state of the union next month. >> james, i wonder if the president runs the risk of sounding too much like he has. he has given a lot of speeches. >> that is definitely a risk. some republican speech writers of white houses past have made that exact point harris saying current conditions could lead the president to repeat himself in 2009. economy remains sluggish healthcare remains too costly, et cetera. one historian interviewed the president from rolling stones magazines says mr. obama needs to revise faith in the american dream.
that a first lady looks hot. >> reporter: mrs. obama wasn't always a darling of the fashion world. she knocked our socks off wu the ivory one shoulder ball gown but in the early days of her husband's first term she was often more buttoned up, suits and separates soon gave way to sheets an those pearls. >> michelle really loves alexis jewelry. she still wears pearls. it's not just the twin set. she mixes things together an wears where vicinitiage belts. there are elements that are jackie o. but she has her own twist on everything. alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role, bold color, patterns, pointed toe flats and even neon nail polish. her gray nail polish was a big talker. >> she wear clothes with a metallic sheen. it just reflects the light an catches her skin in a beautiful way. that's another thing that's really smart. >> reporter: mrs. obama signature style has evolved into what she likes to call lady like with a twist. the look most often includes skirts and dresses th
wanted to call and get my comments on today's ceremony. it is very moving. i did not vote for mr. obama. i hope he surrounds himself with people that we give him counsel. he was hoping we would come together, works for the next four years. the most moving part was beyonce's singing of the national anthem. i hope we can go forward as one nation. >> she writes the benediction is lovely but what about separation of church and state? next is a call from santiago. i thought president obama's speech was really good. agree with james taylor and beyonce. their performances were great. he did not talk about bipartisanship and he should have. host: the speech was clocked in at just over 18 minutes. next is a call from gary. caller: thank you for letting me call. i was very impressed with its. it is a good day for us all to come together. it is a very special shout out you were finishing the national anthem. they started ripping the president's, his agenda, his speech. this is fairly biased news. >> your seen pictures from inside the capitol. but macsharry this beautiful shot. the congressional lu
is the author of young mr. obama. >> i just think about him sitting in his little office while being interviewed. he had a picture of washington on the wall. just the two of us and he walked me out to my car. now seeing him in front. i was there for the first inauguration. probably the biggest gathering in american history. >> it is one of the fastest rise as an american political history we have seen the physical changes. have you had a chance to talk with have and see how he has affected? >> the last time i sat down and interview him was an early 2004 when he was running for the senate. even then he was a one- man operation. >> one thing i learned especially with obama politicians do not care what you did for the minister did they care about what you could do for them today. >> did you get a sense that this was a man who had a vision on the white house? >> i thought he was going to become a senator. even when he was running i thought he would be a better candidate for senate. he had a white background he came from a white family. here i thought he was running the wrong race wh
take the oath of office yesterday. but today is when the american people celebrate mr. obama's second inaugural. it's also dr. martin luther king jr.'s birthday. the president will honor dr. king by swearing in publicly on a bible once used by the civil rights leader. he'll also use a bible that was once used by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are expected in the national mall. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other and celebrating this incredible nation we call home. >> reporter: the president and vice president, along with their famili families, will start by attending st. john's. the swearing-in is followed by a parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. the security is extremely tight. 15,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> watching an event this large, with this number of people coming, takes a lot of corporate nation. >> reporter: the president and first lady showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hair-do. >> i love her bangs. she looks good. >> let me tell you, it has just been a true thrill to watch this
with a group of latinos who voted for mr. obama. bill, what are they telling you? >> scott, i'm here at a major immigrant rights organization here in los angeles, people gathered here this morning to watch the inauguration. they say there has been a political sea change. 71% of latino voters voted for president obama. they say they were there for him when he seed needed them. now he expects them. i'm here with the director, who met twice with president obama on immigration issues. what is it that you want, that you expect of president obama this time? >> we want leadership. leadership from president obama that his wonderful rhetoric and his discourse match action. and so what we expect from him is that he is every ounce of his political capital to convince members of both parties, republicans and democrats to get an immigration reform law passed that he is able to sign. we are -- what we're fighting for is a passive citizenship, unity of our families and -- added up to 1.5 million individuals. and millions of families impacted by that. we're going to work hard, we listened to him in
's fashion and the daughters', as well. we see mrs. obama, just before they went into the church, st. john's episcopal church. >> american designer, thom browne, and j. crew and kate spade for the girls. tim gunn has been watching with us. tim, tell us what you've seen so far. >> good morning, diane. good morning, george. i've seen a thrilling, thrilling morning, i have to say. very exciting. and gorgeous clothes. the first lady and the daughters look magnificent. >> tell us about this designer thom browne. i heard this morning that about $14 million in free advertising, every time the president's wife wears a new outfit and the designer is mentioned. >> i'm not surprised to hear that. but i will share with you that i was very surprised to hear that thom browne was the designer. thom browne is very well-known for avant-garde men's wear. i thought, mrs. obama is wearing thom browne. but what a gorgeous coat. >> i know mrs. obama has spoken about the issue of clothes, that she came into this never thinking that much about what she was wearing. realized it was going to be every day of her lif
. mr. obama sworn in. a small ceremony using a bible that belonged to his wife's family. chief justice john roberts used a note card this time avoiding, you might remember, the verbal stumble of four years ago. the president, of course, will do tomorrow in public in the traditional setting outside the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her the first la that knee to administer an oath to a president or vice president. at this hour across the nation's capital, parties and events kicking off, including the red, white, and blue ball, the hip-hop ball and the let freedom ring concert and what i call behind us the erin burnett ball. >> the jonk kihn king ball. we have people out having a good time includin
lady looks hot? >> mrs. obama wasn't always a darling of the fashion world. sure, she knocked our socks off with that ivory ball grown. but in the early days of her husband's first term, she was often more buttoned up, suits and separates first game way to sheaths and those pearls ala jackie kennedy. >> she loves fashion forward jewelry, she still wears pearls and mix things 20g9. wear a cardigan, it's not just the twin set, she mixes things together. and wears it with a vintage belt, there are elements that are definitely feel jackie ochlgt, but she has completely her own twist on everything. >> reporter: alexis believes mrs. obama started out wearing what she thought she should as first lady and then started taking more fashion risks as she settled into her role. bold colors, toe flats and neon nail polish. >> her nail polish was just a great talker as her tracy reese dress. >> she wears a lot of clothes that have metallic sheen on it, the lights are on her, and it reflects the light. and it looks -- catches her skin in a beautiful way. that's another you thing she does, i think is re
, the family's come through it well. take a look at how worried mrs. obama seemed to be about the toll on their family back in 2007 compared to how they reacted to barbara walters just last month. >> obama had to persuade his wife to let him run. political campaigns make her feel like a single mother. >> does it put strains on the marriage from time to time? >> oh, no. [laughter] >> absolutely it has. >> so why were you hugging her so hard? >> because i love my wife. like every marriage, you have your ups and you have your downs. but if you work through the tough times, the respect and love that you feel deepens. chris: we're kind of amazed at the candor there, maybe it's self-deprecation. ups and downs? we think of them as the most calm, stable people in the world. what do you think of their averageness? >> isn't that partly why people have responded so well to them? in a way they're revolutionary. the first black family in the white house. but in another way they're just like other families. and the way he talks there about the ups and downs and the way she teases him about, yeah, of
together school? mr. obama demands of will to pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to his fair share of security. protection for his kids and gun- free zones for hours. -- for ours. >> at the white house, and jay carney called the ad cover the. the nra says that the ad is not aimed at anyone's child in particular. anyone who says otherwise is changing the topic and missing the point. sales have gone through the roof. can the president moving mountain this time around? >> no, and it is true public opinion has changed, there is more desire for gun control than ever but i do not think congress will budge on the big stuff. what the nra did was odious. i think the president is on the high ground, but he will not get real gun-control done. >> the 23 executive actions were fairly trivial, nothing major about it. i think it will not have any effect. it was the appearance of motion. the three big items on the table for the congress, assault weapons ban, limit on the size of the magazine clip, and universal background checks -- the last one has very st
honoring military families. helping those families has been one of mrs. obama's key initiatives. >> when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, our military spouses and our amazing military kids. >> reporter: her other focus, fighting childhood obesity. but as she prepares to spend another four years at the white house, some critics suggest the harvard-educated lawyer should take on more policy-heavy goals. top advisers push back. >> well, there were policies behind the initiatives that she did. >> reporter: valerie jarrett says the first lady and you her staff are working on a new agenda. >> she really is very determined to make sure that they think it through thoroughly and that they don't just do one-off things. she wants to really make sure that it's thought out. >> reporter: ivillage chief correspondent kelly wallace covers michelle obama. >> she is obviously going to add other issues to her plate. i wouldn't be surprised if you hear her talking more about work/life balance. >> reporter: no matter what the first lady's new agend
choices, kate betts, "the everyday icon: michelle obama." what we saw mrs. obama wearing to church, the navy coat and dress by thom browne, does that give us insight into what she might wear tonight? >> we see a streamline style. it's serious and somber. i think tonight, she might wear something a little more sleek, something we've seen before in the past. what's really interesting is when you look at the tableau of her today with the girls in the fuchsia and periwinkle coat, it's all about the next generation. >> all the colors go well today. the girls had j. crew and kate spade on, sticking with american designers. how many designers are in the running to design her inaugural dress? and what is this process like? >> they never know, obviously. five to ten designers are solicited for sketches. and ideas for the dress. they never know until she comes out at the inaugural ball what she's going to wear, if she's going to wear their dress. and she doesn't want -- she wants to keep us guessing. >> what a great surprise it is for that designer because last year, jason wu's white, beauti
. the second inauguration of president barack obama. >> mr. obama wrapped up the first day of his second term at a candlelight celebration at the national museum. >> after we celebrate, let's make sure to work as hard as we can to pass on an american that will be worthy, not only of our past, but also our future. >>> just before noon, president obama took the oath of office at the white house. chief justice john roberts lead the official swearing in. it was over in less than a minute. vice president biden took his oath early this morning. the constitution requires the swearing in is on the 20th of january. because the day fell on the weekend, they'll do it again for the public tomorrow. >> one of the many inaugural parties going on tonight is at the historic theater. >> bruce johnson is live at the historic landmark. >> reporter: hey guys, first off congratulations to the ravens. a lot of fans inside there and a lot of people glued to their smart phones watching the game as they were partying for barack obama and paying tribute to the late dr. martin luther king. a lot of people inside old en
were accepted this time and there was no limit on amounts. mr. obama's predecessor will not attend choosing to be with his father former president george h.w. bush who recently left the hospital after bronchitis and persistent cough and fever. 2012 mitt romney will not be here. it's not uncommon forerunners up to be no shows. michael dukakis skipped herbert walker bush's and mondale was a no show at the second inaugural in 85 which is the last time the constitutionally required date fell on a sunday and a second ceremonial oath was done. >> 40s tomorrow and showers in the afternoon perhaps flurries for folks going to the ball at president obama's second inaugural. carl cameron, fox news. >>> thank you. still ahead the uncertain future of gun. >> the president's second term. stay with us. ÷÷ >> look at that. these beautiful shots of washington are one of the major up sides of the events going on here. not only do you get to see the country come together and celebrate our democracy but boy oh boy the capitol never looked better. much of the world is following the deadly terrorist
need today. >> this is history. it will always be in the history books. >> reporter: mr. obama, beverly mckinney sees living proof of dr. king's dream realized. >> you as an individual have the opportunity to make a difference in this world. if you don't do that, it was all nor naught. >> reporter: a message these former southern californians say has inspired own family. their son won the presidential award for academics and a trip they hope will stay with him forever. >> i tell my son, strive for the best, maybe you could be the first hispanic. >> and christin ayers is in washington for this morning's inaugural event. >> and she joins us by the phone from the national mall where the stage is set and security is mighty tight as well. good morning, give us your impressions. you've been there i would imagine several hours so far just going through security and whatnot, right. >> reporter: that's right, we have been here for hours and security is tight. we stood in line for about 3 1/2 hours trying to get through a media entrance and were later
but that's business. what will the gown look like? if the past is any guide, mrs. obama with those famous arms tends to favor strapless and one shoulder gowns, fitted at the waist and lots of color. sources say strapless is at least one option she's considering. designers are mindful this piece of clothing is not just an outfit, but a piece of history too. >> you have to describe in this garment what she's feeling. >> i felt like betsy ross. >> she dressed the first lady at the swearing in ceremony on inauguration morning. >> i didn't want to dress her for that evening of the ball. i wanted to do the inauguration? >> why. >> because that's the moment that the whole world is apart of. and the whole world was watching. >> which is why this time -- >> some people wanted to know. i thought, there's nothing more important than seeing someone else have this gift and what they do with it. >> reporter: let me bring in our cnn resident fashionista, alina cho. we also have josie standing next to me, a stylist and creative director for elle magazine. you always have the inside scoop, can we talk abo
then it is off to the parade where mr. obama and the first lady will thank supporters and be joined by marching bands and military units. after the celebration back to work in a tough political environment. >> politics now are very divisive with the extremes in both parties punishing any sort of compromise. it used to be back in my father's time and in my early days compromise was an act of statesman ship. now for too many partisans it is viewed as an act of betrayal. >> president obama could start by changing the attitude about congress. >> he speaks in general terms. he likes the executive order approach a whole lot better rather than the legislative approach. you have got to legislate and you have to leg stlat quickly. you don't control the entire congress. >> the honeymoon won't last for long after the celebration. it will be back to fighting it out over issues including government spending debt and entitlements. >> you skipped the best part when they are at the luncheon tomorrow after the inauguration they are going to be having steamed lobster with new england clammed chowder sauce and bi
. >> mr. president. mr. president. how you doing? hey, mr. president. mrs. obama. i don't know if they see me. >> i believe michelle is cheering yes, we can, as they walk past us. we'll see where they're heading. this is a unique thing even for you, wolf. >> i saw the first lady, there's the first lady over there. >> what's this like, wolf, what do you think? >> well, you know, we're spectators. we're tourists here in washington. >> here, sit down -- >> i think this is my blackberry interfering with this. >> it's okay, sit down. what do you make of this whole thing? >> hold on, hold on. >> okay. >> i got a lot of static. >> all right, we're back in business. there's the president right now. it's a little strange to see what was going on. look, this is history over here. >> the people deserve to see their president and it is so much better when they're walking -- >> he seems pretty happy. they're going to be walking into the white house and then they're going to go to the reviewing stand, kate, and enjoy the parade like all of us. >> if you were in political life and this doesn't make you h
. they were followed by jill biden and by mrs. obama. >> ladies and gentlemen, the first lady of the united states, mrs. michelle obama. >> brown: and the vice president. ♪ hail to the chief and the president himself greeted by official music (hail to the chief). and by chants from the crowd. >> obama! brown: then the ceremonies got underway. the former chair of the naacp and widow of the slain civil rights leader delivered the invocation. >> we invoke the prayers of our grandmothers who taught us to pray, "god, make me a blessing." let their spirit guide us as we claim the spirit of old. there's something within me that holds the reins. there's something within me that banishes pain. there's something within me i cannot explain, but all i know, america, there is something within. there is something within. >> brown: perhaps the most rousing moment of the day came from the brooklyn tabernacle choir singing "battle hymn of the republic." ♪ his truth is marching on ♪ marching on >> brown: and then the first oath taking as supreme court justice sonia sotomayor the first of the president'
god. >> congratulations, mr. president obama. >>> president obama begins the second term in the white house. >>> thousands of security officers are getting ready. city officials expect as many as 70,000 people. >> he's going to address the crowd, the nation and the world. >> expected to lay out his vision for the world in his second term. >> measures to help the economy, energy. >> i think immigration is really the big issue, frankly. >> the most significant event of the weekend, i love her bangs. >>> the deaths in algeria has reached at least 81. >> at least one american is among the dead. >> very cool temperatures across the midwest. >> windchills down to minus 50. >> this time the swearing in flawless. >> and when he was done his daughter sasha took note. >> i did it. >> all tha zone for the touchdown! the 49ers are going to the super bowl. >> i want to thank my parents, and go ravens. >> and baltimore is heading to new orleans. >> brothers coaching against each other in the super bowl. >> -- and all that matters -- >> president obama begi
:40, the president and mrs. obama leave the white house for the capital. the inaugural ceremonies begin at 11:30 and include the ceremonial swearing-in of vice president biden. then at 11:55, president obama will be sworn in by chief justice john roberts. and at noon, the president will deliver his inaugural address. that will be followed by lunch at the capital. then around 2:30, the president leads a procession back to the white house where he and the first lady will watch the inaugural parade along pennsylvania avenue. down there among the people on the national mall is our national correspondent byron pitts. what do you see? >> good morning. 400,000 people were lucky enough to get tickets. they were members of the white house or the congress. about 30,000 people will sit closest to the podium. here in the same area four years ago. back then there was a great deal talk of race and the historical importance of the moment. i remember watching it, men and women wept as then president-elect obama took the oath of office. today, far less talk about race, mostly about the nation's business. but
of optimism about the next four years. i think mr. obama is doing a heck of a good job. he is getting a lot of his promises down. i hope the next four years are as good as the last. thank you for having me. host: eric in seattle, what do think about all this? -- do you think about all this? you always have to turn down the volume and dirty -- on your tv. in today's inaugural, you'll hear a lot from senator schumer. here he is explaining his role in today's inauguration. >> the hardest part is trying to make sure everybody, there will be a huge crowd, not as big as four years ago, but a huge crowd, they get to their places, their seeds or standing places. as you know, there were big problems four years ago, not the fault of the committee, but of some people. we're trying to deal with huge numbers of people. we have done a couple of things -- we are using an iphone at -- app that will tell the on where they are and where the best route to go to, taking into account lines and everything, to get to their seat. people waited in line for hours, and when they got to the gate, they were told they w
been especially especially those of us who are parents, happy to abide by those rules. >> mrs. obama spent the first few months telling everybody i'm mom in chief. that is my job. it is possible to raise children in this incredibly intense spotlight and have them come out and be wonderful people and by all accounts, sasha and malia are having that experience, too. it's something that mrs. obama has talked about recently. i think i read a quote she said she's pleasantly surprised at how normal they are. so much so that the president notes they're not that interested in hanging out with him any more. this is a family enterprise. it's not the normal job where the parents and the children aren't connected through this. they have to go through this political experience. it's an incredibly intense spotlight. but by all accounts, these girls are flourishing. >> and i think about all of our friends coming in from texas and yale and sharing it with friends and i'm sure that's what the obama girls will do, too. so it becomes part of your life, part of what you would do, anyway, except for more
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